Ishbel Warifa’s latest offering performs a splendid tightrope walk, delicately navigating a fine sonic line that marries various musical nuances. On the one hand, the song impeccably fulfils all the requisite checkboxes that define the landscape of pop music—subtly infectious, buoyantly upbeat, and simply a joy to behold. Yet, beneath its surface, it reveals a layer of sophistication, maturity, and emotional depth that sets it apart from your run-of-the-mill, chart-bound anthems.

There’s an artful fusion between the understated verses—mellow and contemplative, laced with an atmospheric aura that beckons introspection—and the more resolute chorus, as if arriving at a moment of epiphany where she’s fully embraced the need for change in her life. At least in her love life.

Moreover, the track acts as a seamless bridge, uniting the legacies of yesteryear’s pop music traditions with the contemporary, digitally-infused musical landscape. We discern echoes of late-night, chilled room dance vibes, interspersed with the relaxed sensuality of R&B grooves and delicately interwoven with shades of neo-soul finesse. “Can’t Keep Falling” transcends the boundaries of a mere pop song; it serves as a benchmark, illustrating the potential of what modern pop compositions can aspire to be.

Previous articleMentioned in Dispatches: Dwelling – Lilli Joon
Next articleOne – Stuart Lawrence (reviewed by Dave Franklin)
Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.

Leave a Reply